Tokyo Shoegazers LLLL Announce Debut LP for Zoom Lens with “You”



Been on a major Zoom Lens kick lately—the California-based label was featured last week in Adam Harper’s essay on new digital DIY labels, then co-founder Meishi Smile hooked us up with snapshots of his first Japanese tour. They’ve just been really on their gaaaaaame with super-sensitive, vaguely shoegazey synth stuff, whether it’s Yoshino Yoshikawa or Meishi or the prolific and underrated mood-setter i-fls. My most anticipated release, though, is Paradice, the full-length debut from LLLL, the Tokyo group who I first fell for in 2012, when I got apparently really worked up on earth-science metaphors and likened their sound to a tight fireball and seeds caught in a tornado. “You,” the first track they’ve shared from the new album, deserves all that and more—feels like a mountain moved with a square wave. You can preorder the album now before it comes out one June 17th.

Stream: LLLL, “You”

POSTED June 10, 2014 2:13PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , ,




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  2. Aaron says:

    wow.. thank you SOOO much for this *update*. I have been following this band for a few years now as well and almost felt like they fell off the face of the earth!! they had not updated their BandCamp page in forever and to see that they are actually releasing a new album makes me all warm and tingly inside! these guys are absolutely perfect in my eyes (err.. ears rather) going as far to consider them a favorite band. I’m sure that the limited information that is available about them adds a bit of mystery and therefor, demand, but THATS COOL :D

    here’s to hopefully seeing them perform LIVE sometime… even if that means I need to go all to Tokyo to do it! and trust me.. I would!

    again.. thanks for this post!! :D